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Author Beason, Doug.

Title The E-bomb : how America's new directed energy weapons will change the way future wars will be fought / Doug Beason.

Imprint Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    358.39 BEA    Available
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Description xiii, 256 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index.
Contents Directed energy milestones -- Prelude : a world-changing, disruptive technology -- The promise of directed energy -- What exactly is directed energy? -- The military effectiveness of directed energy -- The problem with directed energy -- The difference between lasers and high-power microwaves -- Prophets of the revolution : high-energy laser weapons -- The Department of Defense wakes up -- Prophets of the revolution : high-power microwaves -- The world's first force field : the Active Denial System -- The birth of the airborne laser -- ABL : the airborne laser -- Making high-energy lasers a global weapon -- Other major DE weapons programs -- The day after tomorrow -- The next generation : fibers, phasing, and terahertz -- This is the end -- Appendix: Types of lasers.
Subject Directed-energy weapons.
Nonlethal weapons -- United States.
ISBN 0306814021 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780306814020

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